Without going into too much detail, here's something Tasha MacDonald and I have been working toward for the last month or so: A Victorian inspired fashion photo shoot. It came about after I noticed some of the photographer's photos from The Big Shoot in which Tasha was wearing furs, a beautiful top and a really nice dress. I had missed the opportunity to work with her in that outfit so I contacted her and we set up a shoot.
|Locale: Historic Properties on the Halifax Waterfront. I like the mix of modern and old-fashioned in the backdrop, it worked perfectly for this shoot.|
The indoor photos were almost a bonus, since the plan was to work outside from the start. We gave it our best, but given the 50km/h winds and ice cold temperatures, we could only take so much. I have a great admiration for Tasha and Matt, both of whom stood fairly still while I set up lights, moved about and took photos.
|Some lighting info: This was taken at mid-day. The 'sunlight' is actually a bare bulb flash, gelled warm to look like the golden hour sun.|
Probably the toughest location was in front of the brick house in Point Pleasant. There, the winds weren't being filtered by the trees, making it just miserable to shoot. I got a few photos that I'm quite pleased with, but hopefully next time it won't be so unbearable.
|The black and white treatment seems to work best on these shots. I like the brick textures, but the emphasis is still on Tasha.|
For this shoot, Tasha did her own makeup, and her hair was done by Felicia Carson.
I'm getting very excited to start the first photo of a new project on Friday. The shoot was going to take place on Saturday but a very nasty storm forced us to cancel and reschedule. Stay tuned, I've got more coming down the pipe!